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    December 17, 2012
    7:00 - 9:00am PST  

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the grief-stricken community of newtown, connecticut says its first goodbyes to two young victims in last week's school shooting. it's also the first day back at school after friday's tragedy. what bay area schools are doing to calm nervous parents and students. >> reporter: we're live in the sunset district where a family is shaken up after a forced home-invasion robbery. we'll tell you what police are looking for and what the robbers got away with. rain out there. but this is shaping up to be a very, very active week. we'll explain it all. it's time now for -- for "mornings on 2." that's the show!
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well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's monday, december 17th. today, two of the young victims in friday's deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut will be laid to rest. funeral services are planned for 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto. jack was a big fan of new york giants' star victor cruz and yesterday during the giants' game cruz wore jack's name on his uniform in his honor. noah is the youngest victim. he had just turned 6 a couple of weeks ago. several other funerals are planned throughout the week. just moments ago, police in newtown held a press conference about the newest developments in the case. >> the plan is to try to resume normalcy for school classes tomorrow except for those members at the sandy hook school. they will be excused, of course, until further notice. >> we'll have more on the
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future of sandy hook, the school itself in a few minutes. police say they still have work in their investigation. right now, they are interviewing witnesses in hopes of learning more about the horrifying massacre. the shooting, as you can imagine, is affecting parents and kids all over the country, including right here in the bay area. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in san francisco with more on how students will honor the victims in newtown -- newtown, today. >> reporter: well, they plan to stand in solidarity with the students by wearing their school colors. behind me here, you can see there is a fence up around this school. that, of course, is gonna be the topic of discussion among a lot of school administrators. many schools have fences designed to keep intruders out. but if they get in, it's questionable how far they can get. california's superintendent expects more discussions about this. he's alerted all 1100 public
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school districts to reskew safety plans -- review safety plans. >> you minimize the risk as best you can. we can't live in fear and have every school be a closed fortress of some kind. it's a place of learning. >> reporter: some parents say sandy hook elementary had a locked door through the school but a gunman shot his way through it. state legislators say this is vulnerable. >> it's not gonna stop somebody if that's their intention. they obviously think about it and then go do it. >> reporter: as important as security, the superintendent says is how awareness and training have saved lives in connecticut. after the columbine killings in colorado, schools started to do drills. officials say you can't expect those to increase. hopefully, we'll get a chance to talk to parents and school officials to tell you what they make of all of this.
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live from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:04. well, yesterday, president obama and more than 2,000 people gathered to honor the victims and the first responders. [ applause ] >> that was a standing ovation for law enforcement. you see them walking toward the stage. they were able to help get dozens of children safely out of the school and then president obama read aloud the names of the 20 children killed and promises to do what he can to prevent this from happening again. >> as a community, in the faith of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you've looked out for each other. >> now, outside the school, there was this -- there are memorials that include candles and teddy bears.
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some of them left by people who have traveled miles to honor those victims. today, oakland police plan to show the hundreds of guns turned in during a bi-back program. the department hosted one of its most -- buy-pack program. the department hosted one of its most successful ones yet. they teamed up to offer $200 per gun, no questions asked. they estimated they helped get 600 guns off the streets. the school massacre in connecticut has re-ignited the gun control debate. coming up at 7:15, the new legislation, dianne feinstein says she is will introduce next month. new this morning, a home invasion just hours ago in san francisco. now the police are busy searching for the robbers. ktvu's brian flores is joining us live in the sunset district with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're live here at the 1600
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block of sloat boulevard. still a very active scene here as several san francisco police officers are here investigating that home-invasion robbery that happened earlier this morning. we just got done talking with the resident of the house here. according to san francisco police and the resident we talked to, this robbery happened at around 2:00, 3:00 this morning. from what we understand, the father was watching tv in the home while his wife was getting ready for work when three masked robbers entered the home through a side window. the residents said they were armed and tied up with electrical tape. they say the men were there for about an hour as they ransacked the home. they took about $500 in cash along with purses and other belongings. the resident said he told the robbers he didn't have anything else after then they left. the family was able to escape and finally called police about an hour later.
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i asked if he was injured. he said he and his family are okay but understandably shaken up. still sketchy on who police are looking for this morning. all we understand, there were three masked men and presumably they were armed. as soon as we have that detail, we'll pass that along. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. overnight in san francisco, a strange rescue by firefighters, a man was stuck inside of a chimney. this all happened around 11:30 last night at the police sid yolights -- presidio heights apartments on clay street. firefighters removed bricks from that chimney to get the man out. >> i'm not sure how he entered into the fireplace. we'll find that upon more investigation. >> they tell us the man right there was rushed to a hospital. we have no other information yet about his condition. 7:07. a north bay highway remains shut down due to downed power
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lines. this is highway 121 in napa. an overnight accident shut down all lanes in both directions near stone crest drive. crews had hoped to reopen the road just a few moments ago by 7:00. however, at this time, there's no estimate for when the road will reopen. so expect delays if you need to drive in that area. it is still snowing in the sierra and there's a winter storm warning through tonight. we have live pictures now of interstate 80 at the truckee scales where it snowed all night. you can see a truck going through that area right now. up to 16 new inches of new snow is expected to fall. the mountains already have a pretty big snowpack which is welcomed news for many ski resorts that struggled after a lack of snow last year. remember, you can always check the weather where you live, including a look at the live radar, just go to ktvu.com and click on the weather tab. 7:08. you need an umbrella and you need to drive carefully. the roads are wet.
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sal, you are watching the toll plaza. >> that's right. the rain is moving through the toll plaza area. you can see it is raining here. the traffic is going to slow down when -- someone said it's raining pretty good. well, yes, it is. it is raining. you can see traffic is slowing down. it's booked up -- backed up beyond the maze. we have a look at the toll plaza just to show you that the traffic is slow here. if you are driving in san jose we had an earlier crash in northbound 101. traffic is backed up all the way back into san jose. i think 280 is slightly better with some slowing at 17. 7:09. let's go to steve. well, rain moving through. the front is going true right -- through right now. now we have fog. it's kind of a light rain, steady rain. even picking up. this is gonna be a very, very active week. today is kind of a mild, rainy day and then we get the cold
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weather and cold air. thursday, all the way into christmas eve looks very wet. not as wet as what we had two, three weeks ago. but sunday could be moderate to heavy rain. we'll have to keep an eye on things. some of the 24-hour rainfall totals. willits and mendocino county, 1 point 25. 1.25. the key, though, is cloudy, windy with light rain or steady rain in the morning. sun and clouds, i think wile get a break. the system comes by. breezy, mild. but getting cooler because the cold air comes in tomorrow. i mean, it will get really cold tuesday night into wednesday. snow kind of a mix. it's 36 at truckee. 36 at the keys. 36 around sought lake tahoe. there is a rain/snow mix. higher elevations it is and the rain continues here. this front is moving through. you can see some rain in martinez, benicia, crockett,
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the radar beam does not pick it all up. kensington, berkeley, emeryville also picking up rain. interstate 80. back to the sunol grade, you can see some of that rain. no doubt about it, up in the santa cruz mountains, i think i saw .75 and about two bits in the lexington reservoir. 50s on the temperatures due to the strong southeast wind. it's up to the north. you can see 48 ukiah, 44 clearlake. 36 tahoe. i mean, last attack was 1, 2, 3 degrees. things have warmed up a little bit. but that cold air is on the way tomorrow and then we'll look for a very, very active pattern as we head toward wednesday. 50s on the temperatures today due to a mild air mass. this is the warm front over us right now. maybe even some low 60s. a lot of these temperatures will be celt in the afternoon. colder, windy, very cold tuesday night, wednesday. thursday, things start to get active. rain, looks like a showery
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pattern on friday and then rain moves in for the weekend. 7:11. something is happening now. we're following developing news from connecticut. schools in ridgefield, connecticut have been put on lockdown. there are reports of a suspicious person at a nearby train station. now, ridgefield is about 20 miles away from newtown. authorities are searching the area. there is a report of a man with possibly a rifle slung over his back. again, this is information just coming in right now. this happens just three days after the connecticut school shooting in sandy hook. we're following the details. we'll pring this this to you -- we'll bring this to you as soon pass we have information. >> i grew up in ridgefield. that's my hometown. there is a lot of woods in that area and hunters. we would have hunters sometimes in our neighborhood. it's not that unusual to see that. but obviously because of what happened at sook, it would be extremely -- at sandy hook it
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would be extremely alarming. 7:12. okay. what will happen to sandy hook element? we're learning where the students will likely go once they remove students in the community rocked by tragedy. and the movement one side is making to avoid the fiscal cliff. every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish. visit us on facebook.
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rain moving through right now. our system will give us some rain. it's steadily, light but it's still there. cold air arrives tomorrow. all right, steve. 7:15. we have new details about the gunman. authorities now say that gunman was heavily armed, fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition and he died with hundreds of rounds that were never shot. along with having an assault
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rifle and at least two handguns, authorities say he also had a shot gun in his car. some of those victims were shot as many as 11 times. 7:16. the connecticut shooting has led to renewed calls for gun control on capitol hill. california senator kye ann feinstein is -- dianne feinstein is leading the way. our report has more. >> reporter: senator feinstein says she will be reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons. vancouvers confirm the shooter in friday's attack used an assault rifle. senator feinstein was a big player in a national ban on assault weapons that went into effect in 1994 but it -- but it expired in 2004. since then, democrats have been rushing -- pushing to reinstate the ban with you with no luck. but with friday's deadly school
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shooting -- but with no luck. but with friday's deadly school shooting -- >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. we must change. >> reporter: some republicans who didn't support that ban are now changing their tune. more on that in my next update. back to you. >> thank you. 7:17. once again, we want to bring you updated on some developing news that we're following from connecticut. right now, all schools in the town of ridgefield, connecticut have been put on lockdown because of reports of a suspicious person. ridgefield is 20 miles south of newtown. authorities are searching the area after a report of a man at the branchfield train station possibly with a rifle slung over his back. i happened to go to that elementary school in connecticut a long time ago but the train station is quite busy. it takes commuters down to the
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metro nort line in new york city. this is all coming three days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, connecticut. we'll continue to stay son top of this story -- stay on top of this story for you. a neighboring town, monroe, seven miles away, offered up an unused school to the more than 400 sandy hook students. officials say the school will be head are -- school will be ready by wednesday but it's not clear when classes will resume for sandy hook students. they are not back at school today. as for the sandy hook school building, one police official says he doubts students will ever attend that school again. 7:18. there are some signs of progress in the fiscal cliff debate. house speaker john boehner now willing to accept a tax hike on those people who make more than a million dollars a year.
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that's less than what president obama wants. he wants to raise the taxes on those who make $250,000 a year. boehner is angering some of those in his party who are against this. others say we need to support him. >> he's our speaker and leader. we're never gonna get the perfect deal. i'm confident john will get the best deal we can consistent with the principles. >> boehner offering to raise taxes includes cutting an unspecified rise in the eligibility age raise for medicare. while this debate continues for tax cuts scheduled to take place next year, big tax cuts have already started for millions of families and businesses this year. more than 70 tax breaks expired at the end of 2011. if congress does not extend
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them retroactive, h & r block says a typical middle-class family would phase a -- would phase a $4,000 tax hike when they file their 2012 returns. and businesses could enjoy dozens of tax breaks they've enjoyed for years. later today, an independent report goes to the state department about the attack in libya. secretary of state, hillary clinton ordered the investigation by an advisory review board. it's said to be the most detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on that report on wednesday. meanwhile, secretary of state clinton continues to recover at her home after she passed out at her home while recovering from the flu. she suffered a concussion. she was expected to testify on thursday but that was canceled.
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the buzz is growing over who will replace hillary clinton. we're hearing that president obama may nominate john kerry. that's after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration. it's expected that kerry's nomination would be easily approved by his fellow senators. if nominated, kerry, who is 69 and once ran for president, would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down early next year. we've been saying it all morning. you need an umbrella. the rain keeps calling in parts of the bay area. look out the window live. the duchess of cambridge makes her first appearance after being treated for morning sickness. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent.
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the duchess of cambridge made her first public appearance since being treated for severe morning sickness. she handed out award the last night to british athletes in london. she had not been seen in public since leaving a hospital about two weeks ago. she appeared healthy. pail list officials say she's in her first trimester. hundreds of mourners packed a funeral service in india today for the nurse who took her life ara radio station -- after a radio station hoax. she committed suicide after taking a hoaxed call from two deejays from australia pretending to be the queen and prince charles. 7:24. let's get everybody to where you need to go. sal, the roads are wet. how are we looking out there? >> we just got word of a new crash. this is just reported on 980 westbound coming towards jack
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london square at 12th street. it's an overturned vehicle. not sure it's there yet. but the fire department and police are on the way to check this out. 980. let's talk about the toll plaza. it's been very, very slow from about 6:00. it got started early. we had some heavy rain there earlier. it looks like it has let up. rain and driving don't mix well. interstate 880 northbound, it looks like the rain is still here. northbound traffic it's just up there at high street and stays slow through downtown oakland. south bay traffic has been slow. 85 northbound before 17, a crash there. northbound 280 is slow. but i would say if you can get on 280, that's the best of the three major freeways. 101 is a mess because of an earlier problem in sunnyvale and it stays that way through mountain view. let's go to steve. partly sunny, partly cloudy. very windy show early this morning. blustery conditions. kind -- i think mild because
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colder air arrives tuesday and wednesday. tomorrow you will really notice it. but this rain's mainly for the morning. there could be some light rain kind of triggering off and on. i've had a mix of rain and snow. i just heard from kelly up in bridgeport. she said no accumulation there. but it is windy. 50s on the temperatures. i will talk more about this cold air coming up in ten minutes. and what looks to be a rainy pattern. 7:26. the funerals in newtown, connecticut begin today. we'll have more on this as investigators piece this together. and back here at home, free meals for the needy this morning. where it will be happening and who is spreading the holiday cheer. and a holiday shopping spree is in -- spree is in san francisco. how people are making sure some
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we will move on. we will never forget. we will in many ways be made stronger for what has transpired. and we will get better ♪ . >> thousands of people packed a high school in newtown, connecticut mourning the
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victims of the connecticut shooting on friday. last night, president obama and the governor of connecticut were among the speakers at a very emotional vigil. now the people are preparing to bury the victims. two funerals are scheduled today. back here in the bay area, a church is planning an interfaith service tonight to reflect on what happened last week. the service will be at 7:00 tonight at first presbyterian church of burlingame. that's at 1500 easton drive. local religious leaders and public school trustees will be there. they will include prayers, readings and expressions of remembrance and hope. about an hour ago, police in newtown, held this news conference with the latest information about that deadly shooting on friday. they just announced that classes at schools in newtown will resume tomorrow with the exception of sandy hook elementary. mup at 7:37. we'll get -- coming up at 7:37, we'll get a live report from newtown, what the community is about to do to honor two young
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victims. happening now -- workers and volunteers are getting ready to give free holiday meals to families in need. starting at 9:00, sacred heart community service in san jose will begin to hand out food for the holidays. the organization fed a record number of families for thanksgiving and hope to do the same this week. >> we're expecting around 3,200 families that we've signed up. we hope to not turn anyone away that comes in. we want to make sure that everybody has a christmas meal this year. >> the food give away will continue tomorrow and next week. next week, workers plan to give out toys. but they don't have enough right now. if you would like to donate, go to ktvu.com and look for sacred heart under the web links. later this morning, the holiday cheer will be spread to bay area children in need by giving them a chance to shop until they drop. ktvu's allie rasmus is live where an olympic gold medalist among others will be taking
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part in this shopping spree. allie? >> reporter: and dave, that shopping spree has pea gun. there's about 20 volunteer shopping elfs inside the target store here. there's a player that used to be with the as. he's been traded with the padres. they just started shopping about ten minutes ago and they've made fast work of it. there's carts and carts full of toys that are gonna go to kids in need this holiday season. the doors are not even hope to the -- are not even open to the public yet. you can see some of the people checking out. they are with a nonprofit group called dig deep sf. >> go! [ cheers ] >> reporter: it was just ten minutes ago when they were off. they raised $50,000 to buy toys for kids in need. but the organization focuses on shopping for older kids, ages 5 to 17. sometimes those toys get expensive. but the organizer says those
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are the kids who sometimes get forgotten during these holiday toy drives. but the older kids need some toys as well. these toys will be given to the salvation army who will distribute them to families in time for christmas and the volunteer elfs have donated $500 or more to the cause. among those are some oakland baseball players and here is another oakland as baseball player coming after he's been shopping for the last 10 or 15 minutes. this is all before the public gets to come into this target store. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2" we'll tag along with some of the oakland as and nathan adrian who are shopping for these kids today. we'll bring that to you later on in the show. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:33. let's check in with sal. very slow approaching the bay bridge, sal. >> yeah, this was raining there
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pretty hard. now we have a big backup. i want to he show you our -- i want to show you our camera at the maze. rainy and slow. it's not a great drive into san francisco. if you have an option, use b.a.r.t. instead or doing the casual carpool or some sort of carpool to get through. right now we're waiting at 30, 45, maybe an hour before you make it onto the span. and then, of course, there's more time there. let's take a look at the commute. contra costa county, slow traffic. 680, somierier problems -- some earlier problems. and then 680 continues to slow into alamo as we check on 880 southbound, slows at 238, heading down to fremont. san jose in the san jose, northbound 280 is slow. the secret is out. people are using 280 instead of 101. 101 had earlier issues in suny vail so 85 is slow --
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sunnyvale. so 85 is slow as well. let's go to steve. at the summit, rain coming down right now. pretty good coming down here, also in oakland as well. this front is moving through. take it easy. it's mainly a morning event on some of this rain. morning rain, sun, clouds, windy, windy. tomorrow, i should say -- actually tuesday and wednesday, turn turning colder. this could be colder than -- turning colder. this could be colder than last week. thursday into sunday, a rainy pattern. mountain snow will set up probably all the way into sunday and maybe on monday. that would be thursday. rain thursday. maybe a showery pattern on friday. it looks like rain comes in saturday and sunday, especially sunday. sunday could be heavy rain. this doesn't look to be as strong as we had a couple of weeks ago. 1.50 up in mendocino county. middletown, .775. .75.
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i saw about didn't 25 down towards -- i saw about .25 down towards lexington esvoyeur. i've had report -- lexington reservoir. i've had reports of sticking rain. kind of -- it looks like some break the -- breaks to the north. it's starting to get windy and cold. clearlake, things pick up a little in the east bay, martinez, crockett, benicia. alum rock, milpitas, back to evergreen and a little bit over at pescadero, light rain in san gregoire yothere. some of that, the radar beam goes over. to -- over the top, it's so -- over the top, it's so low
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level. the really cold air is on its way. that will start to work its way in. our front goes through by about 9:00. things will start to calm down rainwise. i think it will turn cooler. could be a few hit and miss showers. 50s on the temperatures. upper 50s to a few low 60s. i think a lot of these highs are set before the noon hour and then things will start to cool down. clouds roll in thursday. we set up shop for what looks to be a heavy pattern into the weekend. 7:37. we're learning more about how the town of newtown will start to get back to normal. renee marsh is live in newtown where the community is getting ready to remember two of the very young victims. good morning, rene. >> reporter: good morning. perhaps a small step here but we just got an update, a small step to getting back to normal.
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all schools, closed today. but normal, schools in newtown, connecticut will reopen except for sandy hook elementary school. those students are still grieving after 20 of their classmates as well as six edge kateers from their school were shot and killed on friday. the nation continues to mourn the lives lost in the connecticut school shooting. today, the first funerals will be held for two sandy hook students. 6-year-old jack pinto and 6- year-old noah pozner. on sunday more than 2,000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 lives cut short after authorities say 20-year-old adam lanza shot his way into sandy hook elementary and opened fire. >> we offer you our tears and our pain, our anger, and our sorrow. >> reporter: president obama traveled to newtown, where he met with the families of the victims and spoke at the
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service. >> whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear it. >> reporter: the president praised the community for pulling together and says more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: right, and tori, just a short time ago, we heard from state police. they say this investigation is still very much underway. they are still interviewing many witnesses. they are still analyzes the weapons found at the -- analyzing the weapons found at the crime scene and they say that sandy hook elementary will remain closed as a crime scene and that could be the situation for months to come. back to you. >> thank you. a report of a suspicious person led to a lockdown of all schools in the town of ridgefield, connecticut this
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morning. someone called 911 to report a man possibly with a rifle walking near a train station and that station is just about five minutes away from an elementary school. police interviewed a man near the station but did not take him no custody. schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution and police are stationed at all school backyard buildings -- at all school buildings. at least two afghan workers were killed and 5 more wounded in a suicide attack overnight outside of a military contractor in afghanistan. the taliban has claimed responsible for a contract -- responsibility for a contract. that's a contract that builds barracks for military bases.
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at least 17 people were killed and dozens more wounded in an explosion in northwest pakistan today. no one has claimed responsibility for the car bombing outside of a government office in pakistan's northwest tribal region but the area is known -- is known to house several -- is known to house several groups. the taliban has claimed responsibility for a rocket and car bomb attack saturday at the international airport in peshawar that killed at least 15 people. 7:41. coming up -- what a new report on economic growth predicts for the new year. from the 38-yard line, it go to the air. go a little bit low. >> and the 49ers are in the playoffs. how they held off the patriots who tried to make a furious comeback in new england. 4>ánaoñú]
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stocks are hiring -- higher this morning thanks to encouraging news on the fiscal cliff talks. apple's stock is down over 1%. it was downgraded to neutral by citigroup. the stock was over $700 in september. right now it's trading for 504. a new survey shows business economists expect u.s. growth to continue at its current slow rate through next year. this morning, the national
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association for business economics latest survey forecasts a 2.1% rate of growth through 2013. that's down 1/10% from this year. but it also expects the federal deficit to shrinking to $9 billion and it forecasts the housing recovery will continue and job creation will increase. apple reports a apple says they had a best rollout over for an iphone in china and this is the first time that apple has given numbers for the iphones. cisco has hired barkley's bank to sell its home router unit, according to bloomberg. cisco acquired the business for $500 billion.
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it's likely to sell for less. it plans to focus on software and technology businesses. remember the 13-year-old girl? we told you about her last week. she wants the hasbro toy company to make an e.z. bank oven that's gender- friendly. she will meet with executives. she discovered that the oven comes only in purple and pink. that's when she went to buy one for her 4-year-old brother who likes to bake. she started a petition on change.org. now she's got 44,000 signatures an famous chefs supportinger -- and famous chefs supporting her. grape growers need to replant a lot of their vineyards this year. the best grapes are actually european but that makes them susceptible to local pests and diseases. now, to prevent that, the growers wrap the ewe plans on
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to routes of northern plants. right now the nurseries can't meet the demand for root stock for 2013. they are only able to take orders for 2014 and beyond. pepsi is changing how it sweaten -- sweetens its drinks. the company will use two artificial sweeteners mixed together. the combination is found in newer diet sodas. until now, they only used as pertain. but it -- as pertain -- aspirtane. expect long lines at the post office. workers expect 655 million packages, letters and cards. that's up 20% from last year. experts say the improving economy makes people feel stronger -- makes feel feel --
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makes people feeling better about spending. the san francisco pulls head to san jose to try to help cheer up the hockey fan -- bulls head to san jose to try to help cheer up the hockey fans. they will play the stockton thunder at the pavilion. more than 17,000 flee tickets were given -- free tickets were given out to fans. the goal is to give the fans a hockey fix and also to boost some of the nearby businesses. give them some business. they've been suffering during the nhl lockout. the san francisco 49ers are in the playoffs and this sunday they could win the nf west.
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the pats -- nfc west. the pats tied the game at 31 with 7 minutes left. but the 49ers regained their lead with colin kaepernick's pass with michael crabtree. first time in 11 years the patriots have lost at home in december. so the 49ers play in seattle which is another good team on sunday. the raiders beat the kansas city chiefs, 15-0. it was the raiders' first shoutout in ten years. the raiders won with five field goals with sebastian janikowski. and they finish up the season visiting carolina and san diego. later today, raiders will be participating at a toy drive at a mall. the players will sign autographs in exchange for new,
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there is a $50,000 reward being offered 14 years aran -- after an east bay man was killed in berkeley by a hit-and- run driver. the man was walking along second street in front of the family-owned trucking company when police say a driver intentionally ran him counsel
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-- ran him down. the man was the brother of one our colleagues, randy defeke. the body of ashley yamausi was found december 16th 2008. police say she was raped and strangled. she was last seen the night before leaving that teen evwith a man. this -- leaven that tavern with a man. this case is still not solved. 7:53. police have stepped up patrols along a popular hiking trail in alamo after a woman reported being raped. the woman told police she was walking along a trail on wednesday when someone pulled her from behind. she said the man sexually assaulted her and ran off. >> we've had additional patrols going on by officers and volunteers on the ground. we've also notified the park
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rangers who staff this area of what occurred. >> the attacker is described as a white man in his early 40s with short, light, brown hair about 5'10", 180 pounds. he was walking a brown and white dog. lock your car in san mateo. police are issuing this warning after several recent break-ins. at least four car break-ins were reported in san mateo since- -- since last week week -- end. all of the break-s -- last weekend. all of the break-ins happened in the downtown area. it's actually getting cheaper to park in some parts of san francisco. san francisco transtransportation officials say the -- transportation officials say the parking is rating the meters. based on demand and location. the rates have gone down to 14 cents an hour. these rates are cheaper than
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the old-tire meters that are still out there. two nasa probes are going to crash into the surface of the moon. they called ebb and flow. they are out circling the moon. so far they've discovered that the moon's crust is a lot thinner than we first imagined. it's more battered than anyone could have figured. they have also discredited a theory that the earth had two moons once that collided and became the single one that we up at now. >> interesting. >> yes. let's check in with sal. see what's happening on the roads. how does santa cruz look, sal? >> it's gonna be slow, tori. just before we went on the air, i wanted to let you any that we have breaking news in oakland. a structure fire in the lakeshore area on warfield avenue. this is in the lakeshore area of oakland, we have a few on -- we have a few on the bray.
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there have -- we have a crew on the way. there have been reports of fire a -- of a fire. today you want to slow your speeds because of the wet weather, the curvy roads. we haven't had major problems but it will be slow getting down to the south bay. let's talk about the east bay. traffic 880 southbound. you can see traffic is busy as you drive south. really big backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's backed up beyond the maze. at least a 30-minute delay even more as you try to get into san francisco. steve? >> thank you. a system is moving through. a couple of reports of heavy rain, pacifica and brisbane. they say it's coming down up there. we have our system moving through. it's very active. it will be morning rain and then turning partly sunny, partly cloudy. our system right there you can
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see from pacifica, brisbane, south san francisco. over to sfo and also to oakland. there's been hit-and-miss showers. east bay is still kind of active. concord, clayton, antioch, and then pleasant hill. maybe la fayette and oakland and berkeley you can see some of that, right over san bruno as well. all the way from the peninsula, to the santa cruz mountains and woodside, portola valley. up to scotts valley. look at the temperatures, 50s. now, very mild due a strong southeast wind. but the change in our pattern will start late tonight and tomorrow. and that will be really cold air. i will have more on that coming up in about ten minutes. tori an dave -- tori and dave. during the night, there was a very strange rescue that happened in san francisco. what firefighters did for a man who was stuck with no ray out -- with no way out.
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the deadly school shooting in connecticut is having an impact here in the bay area. what local schools are doing to keep kids safe. >> reporter: a family here in the sunset district is shaken up after a forced home-invasion robbery. we'll tell you who police are looking for this morning. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." the funerals start today in newtown, connecticut and two of the victims will be laid to rest. the funerals are planned for 6- year-old noah pozner and jack pin co. now, jack was a pig fan of giants' star victor cruz. yesterday, during the giant' game, cruz wore his name on his un foam in his honor. noah was the youngest victim. he just turned 6. about an hour ago, police in newtown, held a news conference about the latest developments in the case. >> the plan is to try to resume normalcy for school classes tomorrow except for those members at the sandy hook
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school. they will be excused, of course, until further notice. >> police say they have a lot of work to do in their investigation. right now they are questioning witnesses and continues to search for evidence. the connecticut shooting has made bay area parents, as you can imagine, fear for their own children's safety. tara moriarty is live in san francisco to tell us how school officials are taking precautions to make sure the children are safe. tara? >> reporter: we're here at the school and the gates are locked. there are a lot of fences. there's signs saying you need to check in. over here at the front core, you -- the front door, you can see there's -- obey all of this -- you can see there's signs. california's superintendent expects new talks about metal detectors as well as cal raw
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systems, fences and -- camera systems and fences and guards. the archdiocese for private catholic schools hat noes called for action but security has been a -- has not yet called for action but security has been the talk for a few days. ant this school has put up -- and this school has put up gates and spaces. >> there's mass words that you need to get in. and we try to have wooden doors where the people would try to shot and come in. our number one job besides teeing our students is -- teaching our students is that they learn and that they are safe and they know they are love. >> reporter: awareness and training, they say, may have saved lives in connecticut. after columbine, schools started to do drills. officials say you can expect
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those drills to increase. that's it from here. live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. it's 8:03. on sunday, yesterday, president obama and more than 2,000 people gathered to honor victims and first responders in newtown. [ applause ] >> there was a standing ovation for law enforcement who were able to help get dozens of young children safely out of the school. president obama read aloud the names of the 20 children killed. he promised to do everything possible to prevent tragedies like this from happening again. >> as a community, you've inspired us, newtown. in the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil. you've looked out for each other. >> outside the school and all around newtown, in fact, there
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are memorials that include candles and teddy bears left by people. some have traveled for miles to honor victims. 8:03. well, many here in the bay area are getting raid of -- rid of their guns after that tragedy in connecticut. today, oakland police will display the 600 guns turned in during a buyback program. they teamed up to pay $200 per gun. several people said turning in their guns felt like the right thing to do. the school massacre in connecticut has re-ignited the gun control debate. coming up, the new legislation that california senator dianne feinstein will introduce next month. police are searching for armed robbers who knocked off a gas station in walnut creek. it happened around 5:30 this morning at the chevron on north main street and parkside drive. police say two men demanded
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money from the clerk. one of them had a gun. the suspects are described as after am in the mid-20s about 5'10", one of them had long, black braided hair, win build. police are searching for home-invasion robbers who tied up and robbed people in the sunset district -- in a sunset district home in san francisco. brian flores is there now with how it -- with how this happen and how the victims are doing. >> reporter: we're live here on the 1600 block of sloat boulevard. we've been here since 5:00 this morning. still a very active scene at this home where a home invasion robbery happened in the early part of this morning. we talked with a resident of the house here. we presume he's the homeowner. we talked to him about an hour ago. he's the father with two adult kids. he also lives here with his wife and grandmother. according to san francisco police and the resident, this robbery happened at around 2:00 or 3:00 this morning. from what we understand, the
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father was watching tv in the home while his wife was getting ready for work, when three masked robbers entered the home through a side window. that's according to san francisco police. the resident said they were armed and told the family to get on the floor while the robbers tied them up with electrical tape. resident says they were there for close to an hour as they ransacked the home. they took about $500 in cash along with purses, jewelry and other belongings. the resident said he didn't have anything else and left. he called police about an hour later. i asked if he or his family was injure. he said they are okay but -- injured. he said they are okay but shaken up. still unclear of a description, ear than they were masked and armed -- other than they were masked and armed. as soon as we have that, we'll bring it to you. back to you. thank you. a man was rescued after
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getting stuck in a chimney. it happened around 11:30 last night on presidio apartments on clay street. firefighters had to use special equipment and use bricks to get the machine out. >> i'm not sure how he entered into the fireplace. we're find out that upon -- we'll find out that upon further investigation. >> no information about his condition has been released. any minute now, a highway in napa closed during to -- due to downed power lines is due to reopen. this is known as -- known as the silver -- as the silverado trail. crews say they should be able to reopen that road very soon. we'll be watching and, of course, sal will have the details when the information comes in. >> yeah. so in addition to the north bay, sal is also keeping an eye on the east bay. it's a mess. >> it is.
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that's because of the wet weather. that's one of the reasons why we've been telling to you leave the house early. if you want to make that appointment on time, you will be deal -- dealing with delays. this is 880 northbound. you can see how slow it is. we've had heavy rain getting through the area. and traffic is so slow. 580 westbound is also very slow from at least highway 13 all the way through the lakeshore area and getting out to the bay bridge. that is super crowded this morning. it's not only crowded here. it is crowded on all of the approaches. you are looking at a 35 to 45- minute delay before you make it onto the bridge itself. give yourself more time. you might want to consider using b.a.r.t. which is doing well. 880 southbound, from hey -- from hayward to fremont is slow. it's getting a little bit better. northbound 101 acrouse the
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south bay is slow. let's go to steve. our front is moving through. it will continue to do so. there you are. a little bit of sun out towards northern sonoma county and lake county. but turning cooler out there. our front is giving pounding rain, parts of brisbane and pacifica. we have one system, really, tuesday, wednesday have be cold days. then we say okay, let's bring back some of that rain. just so you know, mount helena over 1. cazadero, 1. redwood city point 321. vallejo -- point 21. vallejo, .20. cloudy, rain moving through. then it will turn partly sunny, partly cloudy and then the air will start to come in. windy, milder -- milder than --
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by the afternoon. this has been milder. south san francisco, pacifica, daly city, san bruno also to sfo, there's been some pretty good rain there. stretching to oakland, morago, probably near berkeley as well. also to walnut creek and alamo. over to concord, clayton, out did dose -- out to discovery bay. there's also some towards palo alto, back up along skyline and then kind of tapering off -- tapering off towards the santa cruz mountains. it's still there.
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tuesday night into wednesday. 50s on the temperatures. i think -- i think a lot of these highs will be set. colder and windy on tuesday. and then increasing clouds come in on thursday. maybe somewhat of a break but i doubt much on friday. what is shaping up looks to be a wet weekend. heavy rain on sunday. >> rain for us, but the sierra is still getting snow and a winter storm warning continues through tonight. we're looking live. these are live inpictures of interstate 8 -- these are live pictures of interstate 80. it snowed all night out there. 16 inches expected at the higher elevations. the mountains already have a slow -- have a low snowpack. go to ktvu.com, click on the weather tab for more information. 8:11. well, maybers -- well, maybe
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there's hoe afterall. the new sign of movement in the fiscal cliff doe bait -- debate. and where the students who survived the shooting massacre in connecticut may soon be going to school. [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right.
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and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. rain moving through right now from pacifica, oakland, walnut creek, clayton. some of that rain will taper off and then a partly sunny, cool, breezy day. 8:14. new details about the gunman in friday's deadly elementary school shooting in connecticut. authorities say the gunman was
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heavily armed, fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition and died with hundreds of rounds that were unused. he killed himself as he heard police closing in outside a classroom. along with having an assault rifle and at least two handgun. authorities say he also had a shot gun in his car. all of the weapons were edged and registered -- were owned and registered by his father. she was at home in her pajamas when killed. some of the victims in the school were shot as many as 11 times. 8:15. well, california senator dianne feinstein is on a new mission after friday's shotting tragedy in connecticut. as kayla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the senator is leading a push to ban assault weapons. >> reporter: senator feinstein pushed for the last ban in 1994. now she says she will introduce
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the been or legislation on a ban, rather, in the coming weeks. the authorities confirm the shooter had an assault riffle. now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reinstitute a ban that expired eight years ago. one democrat that's been against the ban is a senator. he says it's time to move beyond rhetoric on gun control. he says everybody needs to be on the table in discussion on this. and president obama indicated last night gun law changes are needed. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: much debate is expected in the coming weeks, including large ammunition clips an how mental health can play a role in these gun control laws. live in washington, back to
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you. right now, authorities in coecticut are working now to make sure the students who survived that tragedy will have a school to go to. a neighboring town seven miles away, offered an unused school to more than the 400 sandy hook students. officials say the school will be ready -- will be ready by wednesday. it's not clear when the classes will resume for the sandy hook kids. one official says he doubts students will ever go to that sandy hook class again. john boehner is now offering to accept a tax increase but only on those making $1 million a year. boehner runs the risk of angering some in his party who are dead set any tax increase. other republicans say the gop
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needs to support boehner. >> he's our leader. he's in there negotiating. we are never gonna get the perfect deal but i'm confident that john will get the best deal he with can consistent with our principles. >> principles. big tax hikes have already gone into ticket for millions of families and businesses this -- effect for millions this year. if they are not re tro active -- if they are not done retroactive to this year, a
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middle-class family would face a $4,000 tax increase for 2012. an independent report will go to the state department about the deadly attack in libya. secretary of state clinton ordered this by the advisory review board. this is said to be the most detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. baez chris stevens and -- ambassador chris stevens and three others. the state department says sect clinton passed out and hit -- secretary clinton passed out and hit her head after being dehydrated from a stomach virus and she did not testify. and president obama may nominate massachusetts senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. that's after u.n. embassy susan rice withdrew her name from
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considers. it's expected that kerry's nomination would be easily approved by his fellow senators. if he's nominated and approved, kerry would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down soon. 8:20. the court battle continues over a controversial ballot measure passed by voters in november. why a judge for proposition 35 on hold. plus -- we're checking your weather. this is what it looks like out there. it's wet and cold. steve has the latest on the forecast. it's gonna get colder, too. good morning. westbound interstate 80 as as you head out to the macarthur maze it -- as you head out to the macarthur maze. it's backed up. hey, look! a shooting star!
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today for a hear max wade. an attorney for him is expected to argue that his stealing the lamborghini is not related to the other crime. prosecutors say he stole the car at a girl was riding in -- to impress a girl and then shot at the car she was riding in. prop 30 would increase penalties for human trafficking and would require all registered sex offenders to turn over their computer information. critics say there's serious questions about whether that measure violents the first amendment. it's 8:24. sal's been telling us it's pretty salon pit out there with
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the weather. sal? >> -- it's been pretty sloppy out there with the weather sal? >> yeah, it really has been. the bay bridge and the san mateo. the bay bridge is very slow. we haven't had a major problem we've had slow traffic from 80, 580 and 880. if you are driving in contra costa county, we've had some slow traffic as well from concord to walnut creek, 24 is a mess from walnut creek to oakland. as we tilt down to the peninsula, 101 is very slow trying to get down to palo alto is also slow all the way down to milpitas to about 238. i do want to mention that northbound 280 at 880 we do see some slow traffic there. also, if i can, want to get the guy from the control room to bring up interstate 880 in oakland. we're just getting record -- we're just getting word of a
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crash. northbound 880, i can see that there as well, it will be slow. look at southbound 880. it normally isn't this slow. there is a crash just out of our camera's view in the left lane. if you are driving down to hayward, out of oakland, i'm afraid this is not all that good. i see emergency vehicles still responding to this. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. our front is moving through. occasional rain. otherwise there's bursts of moderate rain. it's still mostly cloudy. right around from half moon bay, 280, san mateo, burlingame, oakland, san leandro, perkily -- berkeley, and then stretching to the east bay -- east bay. walnut creek, pittsburg, clayton. also towards parts of the peninsula. i know cupertino, down to san jose, a little stronger in the santa cruz mountains. boulder creek, scotts valley and also in the santa clara
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valley. very, very mild on the temperatures. 50s due to a strong southeast wind. we get some morning rain here and then mostly cloudy but then the cold air starts to work its way in late tonight into tuesday and then tuesday night and wednesday look really cold. today was re-- it's really gonna feel warm compared to tuesday and wednesday. thank you. 8:2727. still in shock, after friday's shooting rampage at an element school. the -- elementary school the latest on the information and the funerals and what police say will happen tomorrow. >> reporter: an olympic gold gold medalist and oaklandhams players just -- oakland as players just wrapped up a shopping spree.
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welcome back. 8:30. well, the investigation goes on to then nothing -- this morning into friday's school shooting in newtown, connecticut. 26 people were killed, including 20 children. showers ago, police say they are -- just hours ago, police say they are still talking to witnesses and looking for clues. >> the faculty staff in that school did everything they possibly could to protect the children. i can tell you the first responders entered the scene and saved many human lives. it broke our hearts when we could not save them all. >> police announced schools in
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newtown will resume tomorrow with the exception of sandy hook elementary. back here in the bay area, a church is planning an interfaith service tonight just reflecting on what happened last week. it begins at 7:00 at first presbyterian at burlingame at 1500 easton drive. there will be local religious leaders and public officials there. it will include, prayers readings and hope. two of the youngest victims in the shooting will be laid to rest. coming up at 8:37, we'll get a live report from connecticut with how the people are dealing with a major part of the tragedy in their community. workers and volunteers in san jose are getting ready to give out free holiday meals to families in need. sacred heart community service will will begin handing out the food, starting at 9:00. today's event comes a few weeks after the organization fed a record number of families for
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thanksgiving. >> we're expecting around 3200 families that we've signed up. we hope to not turn anyone away because we want to make sure that everybody has a christmas meal this year. >> the food giveaway will continue tomorrow and wednesday morning. next week, workers plan to give out toys but right now they don't have enough. if you would like to donate to help out, go to ktvu.com and look for sacred heart under ktvu web links. a holiday shopping spree is hopping -- is happening at a bay area target store. it's all for a good cause. allie rasmus is live in colma with the details and you can tell us about the special volunteers helping out as well. allie? >> reporter: well, that's right. a very good cause. this shopping spree is just about wrapping up. you can see some of the products of it, if we step out of the way, you can see at least 40 carts right around -- those are the santa elfs. those are the volunteers.
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on that end there's about 40 carts loaded up with toys. you can see them of -- sol of them coming bay -- some of them coming by. they are getting ready to load them in a salvation army truck. if we look at the other end of the store, there's at least 20, 30 cartses with loaded with toys -- carts loaded with toys. if you turn outside, you can see the salvation army truckloading up. this a all organized by a san francisco nonprofit called dig deep sf. >> 1, 2, 3, go! [ cheers ] >> it was just around 7:20 this morning before the doors opened that the volunteers were off. dig deep sf raised $50,000 to buy toys for kids in need. they spent 10,000 at authorities authority and they just reached the $40,000 mark here at target. so they focus on shopping for older kids, ages 5 to 17. kids who are sometimes forgotten in these holiday toy
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drives. among the shopping volunteers were some baseball players and nathan adrian, olympic gold medalist. >> just the thought of these kids getting -- getting -- getting gifts that they wouldn't have had. >> at first it started off looking for specific stuff and now i'm like a kid in a candy store. it's wild. i'm like oh, wow, i think i would enjoy that. >> reporter: it's founder the volunteers, as well -- it's fun for the volunteers as as well. there are volunteer -- as well. there are volunteers who feel strongly about this cause. if we take you back out here live. you can see a parade of carts this is what they shopped for. it took them 35 minutes to get all of this purchased. $30,000 spent at this target store and the organizers mentioned what helps them out a
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lot is that they are a nonprofit so he don't have to pay the sales tax. and target gives them a 20% discount on the purchase price. all of these toys are gonna go to kids in need. especially older kids, ages 5 to 17 and they will go to a salvation army warehouse and the volunteers on thursday will decorate it like a santa's workshop and then parents of the kids will be able to go and pick out toys ba they -- that they want for their kids. a lot of toys and buying power. it's all forshsh -- a lot of toys and buying power. it's all for a good cause. back to you. >> thank you. the government is concerned that chevron's idea of fixing its richmond refinery after a fire in august will actually create a new problem. chevron wants to replace the carbon steel pipe that famed in august with a nine chrome alloy pipe. but the u.s. chemical safety board says that type of pipe led to a fire at a washington state refinery. the richmond city council will
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talk it over tomorrow. chevron warns it may have to lay off 600 workers if the plans are not approved by thursday. the fire in august gave off smoke that sent thousands of people to local hospitals. 8:36. the weather is bad this morning. sal says the traffic is bad. >> it is bad. let's take a look at the commute now. 880 southbound as you drive past hagan berger there is a -- hegenberger, there is a crash you are clearing. they are still trying to get tow trucks into the scene. this is a terrible commute. northbound is slow on the right side there, getting up to downtown oakland. 580 is slow out of the -- all the way up to the bay bridge. san mateo bridge, it's a little better than the bay bridge backed up for 45 minutes.
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on the peninsula getting there, 101 is pretty slow. want to show pittsburg. 24 is a mess from walnut creek to oakland. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. our system is moving through. some of the rain tas tape -- has tapered off. there is a thin, little rope there of heavy rain. there was some accumulating there not too long ago. some rain in the north, right around half moon bay and then over to redwood city. you can see some of that back to san mateo, millbrae, burlingame, san leandro, 880 coreydy then stretching back over to union city fremont. still kind of holding on there. in crockett, our observer says the rain has ended.
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you in the south bay heading to the santa cruz mountains, some rain and then from palo alto, page mill road, and then 17, scotts valley, burden -- boulder creek and thin scruzes. of that helding down -- boulder creek and then santa cruz. some of that heading down. now that this system is going through, that will bring in a very, very cold air mass starting on tuesday and taking news wednesday morning. could be colder than a week ago. 50s and 60s on the highs by but then colder and -- highs but then colder. increasing clouds thursday. rain develops. maybe a showery, cloudy, breezy pattern. and then heavier rain moves in over the weekend. 8:38. more now on our continuing coverage of the deadly school shooting in connecticut. there will be funerals for two
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of the children. renee marsh is there -- renny marsh is there right now -- rene marsh is there right now. >> reporter: police told us that the investigation is still very much underway. they are still interviewing witnesses, analyzing the guns found at the crime scene. they say the crime scene which includes that elementary school will remain closed for months to come. the newtown community preparing to bury those killed in friday's horrific attack. monday, two sandy hook students will be laid to rest, 6-year- old jack pin co and 6-year-old noah pozner. >> the first responders entered that school and saved many human lives. it broke our hearts when we couldn't save them all. >> students will return to class on tuesday except for
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sandy hook. fact ill -- faculty will be meeting about how and when to resume classes. >> every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. >> reporter: on sunday more than 2,000 people came together for a memorial service to remember the 26 lives cut short at sandy hook elementary school. after authorities say 20-year- old adam lanza shot his way into the building and opened fire. >> whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear it. >> reporter: the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies -- these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: all right. we're expecting, dave, another update from state police coming
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at sometime soon. meantime, the big question, what will happen to sandy hook elementary school? will their doors ever reopen to students? that remains to be scene back to you. >> rene marsh reporting live. thank you. hundreds of mourners packed a fine raffle service in india -- packed a funeral service church in india for the church who took her own life after that degy prank. authorities say she committed suicide after taking a prank phone call from two australian delays pretending to be prince charles and queen elizabeth wanting an update on the duchess. the deejays have i poll juiced and said they never -- have apologized and said they never expected the call to be put through. and the duchess made her first public appearance since the incident occurred. she appeared little they, not
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8:45. let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories we're following for you right now. san francisco police searching for three home invasion robbers. they tied up a family member -- family members and robbed them. this happened on sloat boulevard in the sunset district. no one was hurt. house speaker john boehner john boehner offering to except a tax hike on people make -- to accept a tax hike on people making more than a million dollars a year to help solve the fiscal cliff crisis. >> president obama wants that raised to those making $250,000. and two funerals will be held for two of those children killed in the shooting on friday. yesterday, president obama met with the victims' families and the first responders.
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the president wants action to keep children safe. we have an update on breaking news out of ridgefield, connecticut. that's a town 20 miles south of newtown. a lockdown on ridgefield schools this morning has been lifted. the lockdown lasted for about two hours after reports of a suspicious person near the branchville train station seen carrying anitem that looked like a -- carrying an item that looked like a rifle. that's near a school i attended many years ago. police found no threat and students are returning back to class. well, the connecticut shooting has made bay area students fear for their own child's safety. tara moriarty is live in san francisco to tell us how school officials are taking precautions to make sure schools and the children are safe. tara? >> reporter: well, the perimeter around dr. williams' cobb elementary school, is pretty guarded. gates are extremely high. there is a sign asking visitors to check in.
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there are even security cameras. but if an intruder wants to get in, it is questionable how far they could get. california superintendent expects new talks about metal detectors at schools as well as camera systems, fences and guards. he's alerted all 1100 public school districts to review safety plans. now, the archdiocese for catholic schools has not yet called for action but at this school in san francisco, password protected gates only open from the inside and lockdown drills are practiced regularly. >> besides teaching them we don't want anything to happen to them while they are under our eyes. we're constantly making sure our doors are locked. we ask for visitors to come in through the front door. they have to check in with the receptionist or the secretary or the principal, they are the only ones to open the door. we don't allow children to open the door for people. we try to minimize any chance of any strangers coming into the building and doing any harm. >> as important as security,
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the superintendent says, awareness and training. that may have saved lives in connecticut. after columbine, earthquake and tornado drills were started. live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. there is a $50,000 reward being offered for information in the case where an east bay man was killed in berkeley by a hit-and-run driver 15 years ago. rick dekek. he was running along 20th street when police stay a driver ran him down. the car is described as a late model '70s or eats 80s, light- colored cadillac with a dark top. deveke's brother is our colleague, randy. a vigil will be held tonight in san rafael for a woman killed four years ago. her body was found in a parking
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lot behind the north street tavern in san -- on december 16th in 2008. she was last seen the night before leaving the teen evwith a man. the -- tavern with a man. the case has remained unsolved. 8:49. more police patrols along a popular hiking trail in alamo after a woman said she was raped. she said she was walking on the madrone trail wednesday afternoon. she said someone pulled here from behind. the man she said sexually assaulted her and then ran away. >> we've had additional patrols going on by hadn't earns and officers on the ground -- by helicopters and officers on the ground. >> that attacker is described as white, early 40s with short light, brown hair, about 5'10". he was also walking a brown and
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white dog. lock your car in san mateo. police are issuing that warning after several recent break-ins. at least four car break-ins in san mateo since last weekend, windows were smashed to steal things left out in the open. all of the break-ins happened in the downtown area. in some parts of san francisco, it's getting cheaper to park. city transportation officials say sf park meters are part of the reason. the parking rates are adjusted based on demand and location. the rates have dropped and average of 14 cents an hour with some offering rates of less than $1 an hour. that's a lot -- a lot less than rates last year. this is the expected to be the busiest day of the year for mailing cards and packages. that's up almost 20% from last
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year. there is a new survey out showing business economists expect u.s. growth to continue at its current slow rate through next year. this morning, the national association for business economics latest survey is forecasting a 2.1% rate of growth through 20134. this actual -- this is -- to 13. it's down/-- it's actually down 1/10. they forecast the housing recovery will continue and job creation will increase. nine minutes before 9:00. this afternoon, two nasa space probes are expected to end their year-long mission by crashing into the surface of the moon. the probe is called ebb and flow, they've been mapping the lunar sur -- lunar surface.
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makes me think that stein in -- scene in "star wheres" where you see two moons. the lockout is not over but hockey is coming back. a free event tonight in san jose. and first looking at a live picture of 8 yea 0 in oakland -- 880 in oakland. sal will have a last check of our morning commute in just a few minutes.
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time know 8:54. oakland firefighters quickly put out a fire this morning. this one started about 7:40 this morning on warfield avenue in the grand lake area right here. it heavily damaged the top floor of that apartment building but everyone got out okay but four people were treated for smoke inhalation. this is all under investigation. firefighters had it under control by 8:00 this morning. 8:5. the 4th of july may never be the same in pacifica because the city is talking about banning fireworks. pacifica currently allows safe and sane fireworks and many people light them on the beach on independence day but they often don't clean up afterwards. so leftover debris gets carried over the ocean. the city council is creating a task force to look into the issue. san francisco's hockey team is heading to san jose to cheer
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up fans who have not been able to see the sharks play because of the strike. tonight, the minor league san francisco bulls will play the stockton thunder at hp pavilion. more than 17,000 free tickets were given out to fans. the plan is to give sharks' fans and as and the businesses that -- and the businesses that rely on them something to cheer about. >> and later on today, several oakland raiders will take part in a toy dry at the southland mall in hayward. the players will be signing autographs in exchange for new, unwrapped toy donations, all to benefit toys for stotts -- tots. it starts at 6:00 tonight at the raiders image store. 1, 2, go, go! >> and santa had a bunch of helpers at a target in colma. they were picking out presents for bay area children in need.
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this was organized by an organization called dig deep. these gifts will be given to the salvation army. faith be adrian was among the -- nathan adrian, the olympic gold medalist, was among the volunteers. let's check in with sal. how are things at the bay bridge toll plaza? >> it's really terrible. i just had an employee tell me, i need to get in the city. i said take your time. it will be at least an hour to get through. it's getting a little better. traffic is a little slow approaching cesar chavez and the 101 is slow off the bridge. rain moving through this morning. some of it right. some of it heavy. it looks like it's moving south, cloudy, mostly cloudy. but the cold air comes in tuesday, wednesday and rain sets up, and will take us all the way through the weekend.
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probably christmas evening. >> won't be a dull week for you. >> no. no week is, dave. [laughter] >> you are right. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for trusting the news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> thanks for watching.